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DANC 190/THEA 190 - The Art of Eating: The Research Process

The Research Process: An Overview


STEP 1:  Formulate your initial research question.

STEP 2:  Get background information on your topic.

STEP 3:  Refine your research question/research topic based on what you have learned.

STEP 4:  Consider your resource options: books, articles, websites, primary source documents, data sets, etc.

STEP 5:  Select and use the appropriate tools to identify the resources you need to answer your question.

STEP 6: Formulate searching strategies using keywords, standardized vocabulary within the discipline, standardized subject headings, etc.

STEP 7:  Locate your resources.

STEP 8:  Evaluate your resources.

STEP 9:  Organize and write.

STEP 10:  Cite your work/compose your bibliography

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